Four Tet is making the most of his Coachella week. On Saturday, April 13, he performed in the Mojave Tent before Aphex Twin. Using the momentum from the weekend, he has released a new song “Teenage Birdsong” today, named the hottest record in the world by Annie Mac on BBC Radio 1.
The song starts out with a flute-led beat that would sound pretty good with someone like Stormzy or Dave on it before shifting into a more melodic, synth-led interlude. The tune is playful and matches the title with its flutes and piano feeling like various birds call and response.
In addition to the new record, Four Tet is taking over the curation for two weeks for a new Spotify playlist Altar that aims to find the best “new alternative electronic music.”
“The team collaborating with Four Tet to launch Altar gives our users a fantastic experience and demonstrates our commitment to giving electronic music fans the best possible experience," says Austin Daboh, Head of music culture and editorial ."We’re delighted that Four Tet will give his fans a chance to listen to his personal track selections and even after the takeover, ‘Altar’ will continue to give users a carefully curated, clearly defined playlist of their favorite electronic artists.”
Listen to his Coachella set below, which includes tunes from Dog Blood, Armand Van Helden, Mike Dunn, DJ Logic, MD X-Spress, Daniel Papini and his remix of Bicep “Opal” as the closer.